5 and …
Learners use hands or beads on a string to recognise numbers from 6 to 10 as being made of 5 and another number.
Purpose
 Recognise the numbers from 6 to 10 as being made up of 5 and another number
How to play
 Write “5 and ___is 6” on the board. Now show 5 fingers on one hand. Hide the other hand. Say “I can see 5 fingers. How many more fingers do I need to make 6?”
 Learners use their fingers to help them get the answer. Encourage opening of remaining fingers in one movement rather than one by one.
 Show 1 more finger and say “5 and 1 makes 6“. Fill in the missing number 1 on the board.
 Do the same exercise with the numbers 7, 8, 9 and 10.
 Learners can also do this in pairs. Write a few number sentences like “5 and ___ is 7″ on the whiteboards and ask the learners to work them out.
Variation

 Use the bead sticks/strings (i.e. with 5 beads of one colour and 5 beads of another colour) on them
 Write “5 and ___ is 7″on the board. Show 5 beads on the bead stick. Hide the remaining beads. Say “I can see 5 beads. How many more beads to make 7?”
 Continue in the same way as above